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Bay Area Book Festival Family Day

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If your idea of paradise is a bookstore or a library, you’ll want to head to Berkeley for the Bay Area Book Festival, which will take place in two parts on May 4 and then June 1-2 this year.

May 4 is Family Day — so, bring your little ones and middle-graders to the Berkeley Public Library downtown for the best stuff!

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Child at the library | Photo: Anna Azimi

Activities for Family Day of the Book Fest

  • Young Readers/Writers Showcase
  • Youth and YA-oriented Author Talks, Panels, Signings
  • Family Reading Activities
  • Arts, Crafts, and STEAM Activities
  • Free Book Giveaway
  • Youth Literacy Information & Services
  • Free Comic Book Day giveaways along with panels on graphic novels
  • Star Wars: May the 4th Be With You costume contest

See the full Family Day Schedule to Find Your Favorites >

Authors at Family Day of the Book Festival

Headliners for Family Day include Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris, and Aida Salazar. More authors and speakers >

As always, look for free books and lots more available to purchase. Bring a huge tote!

All children’s events are free, some may require pre-registration.



Sat May 4, 2024    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

More Info

Contact: Bay Area Book Festival [email protected]


Central Library | Berkeley Public Library
2090 Kittredge, Berkeley, CA

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Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the activity organizer or venue as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

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